How loud is Tivo HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by fatboy15226, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. fatboy15226

    fatboy15226 New Member

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    Couldn't find an answer for this, so here goes:

    How loud is the Tivo HD. I currently have a Humax DRT800 (DVD Tivo) in the bedroom and it is so loud it keeps us up sometimes.

    I am thinking of replacing it with a THD and wondering if it will be more quiet.

    Thanks,
    dsd
     
  2. MokeUSA

    MokeUSA XBL: MokeUSA

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    I can't compare it to the Humax, but it is quieter than my old Series 2. I sit ~10ft from the TV and can't hear it at all when everything is off. The fan is extremely quiet and the hard drive makes an almost inaudible working sound. I wouldn't imagine that you'd have any problem in a bedroom setting, but I'm a heavy sleeper so nothing really wakes me up.
     
  3. jasonh4451

    jasonh4451 New Member

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    I don't have a Humax to compare it to either but compared to my old Series 2 it is very quiet, nearly silent. With my ear a foot or two away from it and the room completely quiet I can hear the slightest hum or whoosh of its fan. Its way quieter than any desktop computer and quieter than any laptop I've used.

    With that said, I believe that hardrives become louder over time as they age. My Series 2 was quiet when I got it years ago and quite noticable when I disconnected it two weeks ago.
     
  4. Status

    Status New Member

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    My new TivoHD is as loud as my old Series2 with an after market quiet fan. As far as HD access, I don't know. I have all my components inside the fireplace.
     
  5. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

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    You need to post a picture of that one here:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=321824
     
  6. vincentfox

    vincentfox New Member

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    The HD unit I had for a few days, seemed a little quieter than my Series 2 unit.

    They are actually pretty quiet, I slept with an S2 about 6 feet from my head in the bedroom for a year. There is an initial noisy time during boot, but once it's done with that it quiets down.
     

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